Saturday 13 April 2013

L is for Lightening

I'm super excited to be testing my blogging stamina by taking part in the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Started by the awesome Arlee Bird, the challenge is to write a post every day of the month (except Sundays) based on the appropriate letter for the day. Sound confusing? Stick with me throughout April and you'll get it. My theme is: Things that inspire me.

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Not THAT kind of lightening...though some of it can be pretty cool.

I mean, as in Gordon “Lightening” Smith, my biggest competition in track and field.

Lightening and I have been racing against each other for a few years, each vying for the top spot on our school’s track and field team. He’s pretty fast, and sometimes he finishes before me. Coach Taylor says a little friendly competition is good for us, because it makes us work harder.

I guess he’s right. Sometimes, when I’m striving for my personal best, I pretend Lightening is right behind me, so close I can feel his breath on the back of my neck. It makes me run harder and faster. Of course, in those instances I always win.

If only I could win every race against him.

What do you think about when you’re striving for your personal best?

Gotta jet!

- Chase Superman Duffy

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